As you may know the website DualSportMaps.com holds all the GPS data for the Trans-Minnesota Adventure Trail. It is a great site and also has a Android app that goes with it that allows you to use your Android phone as a GPS. I mount my phone to my handlebars and it works wonderfully! No need to spend $500 on the latest Garmin!
Well, today it gets even better. DualSportMaps.com has a new feature that allows you to take a existing paper or electronic map and load it into their website so that it can be overlayed onto their map data. Sound confusing? All you need to know is that now you can access Minnesota DNR OHV maps in two new ways:
1. By going to dualsportmaps.com, creating an account, and then clicking on the Map Overlays link. You will see 2 overlays in Minnesota. Click on them and they will show Nemadji and Chengwatana MN DNR maps inserted into the site.
2. You can also view the MN DNR OHV maps usign the DualSportMaps Android application.
Why is this great? There is now no need to have a printed MN DNR map in one hand and your gps in another while navigating down the trail. Now both can be displayed at the same time on your Android Phone (I still recommend carrying paper maps as a backup in case your phone/gps fails). Also, when planning a trip there is no need to have one web browser open to the DNR website and another window open to the DualSportMaps.com website. This is just one more way technology is making this sport much more interesting.
I have uploaded the Chengwatana and Nemadji state maps to the site. I hope to upload the rest of the state OHV maps soon.